March & April Shows 

Hey Everybody, Spring is just around the corner…

The band would like to thank Lori & Paul Murray who operate Music By The Bay Live for the opportunity to perform at one of their shows, coming up next Sat Feb 24th. As of late this week, there were only 6 tickets left for the show, so we owe a huge thank you to the Murrays and everyone who has kindly decided to join us. There's still time to get seats, and it will be great to see folks at the show.

Moving on into March and April , The Swingin' Blackjacks are starting the month performing Sunday March 3rd at a Swing Toronto dance event at La Plaza Lounge, Dovercourt House, 803 Dovercourt Rd. Dances lesson starting at 6:15pm, band 7:30-10:30pm, $15 full time students w. ID, $20 general admission. Ticket link here:

We wrap up March with our 4th Sunday residency at Smokeshow BBQ & Brew, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto on March 24th, and again on Sunday April 28. Both shows are 3-6pm, $15 at the door.

Saturday April 13th  marks our return to Noonan's Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave, Toronto. Show is 9:30pm to midnight, and it's always a rockin' time at Noonan's!

Holiday Wishes & Thanks! 

Hi Everyone,

As the end of 2023 approaches, I’d like to thank all the people involved in making the past year a great experience for The Swingin’ Blackjacks. We played many shows throughout the year and are extremely grateful for all the interest and support we’ve received from the venues, festivals, bookers, and audience members who have spent time with the band, on and off the dance floor.Also deserving of recognition is the love and encouragement from our families. If you’re not there, we can’t continue to do what we love, so many thanks! 

The calendar for 2024 is starting to fill up; you can keep up to date on the “SHOWS” page at and the band hopes to see you sometime at a show. The band will be continuing our regular appearances at both Smokeshow BBQ & Brew and Noonan’s Irish Pub, and on Saturday February 24th, we’re teaming up with Music By The Bay Live productions for a deluxe presentation at the Avalon Lounge in the Port Whitby Marina. Details and ticket sales can be found at:

More show listings will be added as soon as they’re confirmed.

Until then, The Swingin’ Blackjacks wish you all a happy holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous new year!



Blackjacks Bulletin! 

Hey Folks, 

Just a quick note to let you all know that Swingin' Blackjacks dates for 2023 are starting to appear on the calendar. More dates to come - please check out the calendar HERE  

Christmas time is hurtling towards us once again! Why not get your favourite li'l' rock'n'roller a nifty Swingin' Blackjacks T-Shirt or two-tone raglan long sleeve T - please visit the Merch page for details HERE

Until next time..KEEP ROCKIN'!!

First Toronto Show since February 2020 

The last Toronto show for us before the pandemic hit was at Dora Keogh Irish Pub on the Danforth. On Saturday November 26th, The Swingin' Blackjacks are returning to the scene of the crime and taking the stage at Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave(1/2 blk E of Broadview). Show time is 8:00pm. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend. No dancing yet, but that day will come.

The band is itchin' to play for the Toronto crowd, and we hope to see you there!

Blackjacks Swingin' in Kitchener! 

The Swingin' Blackjacks are excited to announce that on Saturday October 23rd, we'll be appearing at McCabe's Irish Pub, 352 King St West, Kitchener ON as part of the Kitchener Blues Festival's KBF Crossroads 2.0 event - 44 acts, 8 venues, over two days.

We start rockin' at 9:30pm, and sharing the stage will be Elliot And The Audio Kings (7-8:30pm).

Complete event schedule HERE

Hope to see you there!

At Last - Live Shows Again! 

The Swingin' Blackjacks are happy to announce we are finally able to do some LIVE rockin' and rollin'!

Friday October 15th, we will be appearing at the Trestle Brewing Co. 9 Great North Rd in Parry Sound ON, 7 to 9pm, and you can find ticket info through the venue HERE

This event is taking place in an unheated tent on the Trestle property, so dress warm. Proof of vaccination must be provided to attend. Please use the link above for complete show and ticket information.

Joining us on drums for this show will be Ted Hawkins, as erstwhile Blackjack tub man Adam David recovers from recent medical treatment. Adam is doing well, and should be back on the drum-throne later this year.

Stay tuned - more shows will be announced soon!


"Little Easter" video out now 

More news from The Swingin' Blackjacks!

Debuting Wednesday March 2 on YouTube, we present our new official music video for swamp blues rocker "Little Easter".

The visuals are a combination of images collected from live shows by ace-photographer Christian Bobak, as well as other audience members. We hope to remind everyone of the great nights we've spent together in the past, and you can sing along as the lyrics appear on screen. Push back your sofas and chairs, crank up the volume, and Rock It Up!

"Never Go Out To Play" Official Video Release 


While under lockdown, Swingin' Blackjacks Matt Allen, Adam David, and Gary Kendall have produced the band's first official music video for original song "Never Go Out To Play". Primary writing and directing chores went to Adam, storyboarding the piece to Matt, and videography fell to family members. Video editing by Luke Allen. The video is now available to enjoy on youtube, and is posted on the Blackjacks main page or here: 

Enjoy the video, stay safe, and Keep Rockin'!

EP Available Now 

The Swingin' Blackjacks EP "Four Hot Tracks!!" is available now for download via this site and accessible via all the usual online music services, but download it here, and the band benefits most. See our MUSIC page for purchasing/downloading the EP.

More news to come in the near future - stay tuned...